Reentry Initiated through Services and Education (RISE) Project
Reentry Initiated through Services and Education (RISE) provides free, comprehensive civil legal services to eligible mothers impacted by incarceration in order to facilitate family reunification. RISE provides comprehensive civil legal services to eligible low-income mothers in order to assist with the broad range of civil legal issues that need to be resolved in order for mothers to reunite with their children post-incarceration and build stability for their families. Specifically, this includes free legal advice and, whenever possible, representation in the areas of family law, open adoption enforcement, and domestic violence protections for survivors of violence.
Who qualifies for help?
Low-income currently and formerly parents seeking reunification with their children. Family reunification is not limited to cases where a parent is trying to regain placement of their children in their home. For many parents, family reunification can mean setting up a visitation plan to begin to reconnect parents with children they were separated from while incarcerated.
How do I get help?
RISE works with currently and formerly incarcerated parents all over Washington:
Parents at Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW) can write to RISE at the address below or come to the RISE clinic in the Education Building the second Friday of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.;
Parents at Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) can write to RISE or send a kite to the law library to come to the RISE clinic the third Wednesday of each month from 1:30 pm to 3:45 pm.;
Parents incarcerated in other prisons and jails in Washington can write to RISE Project at: